The landmark scheme, known as the Hoola, is planned by developer HUB Residential and will contain 360 homes. The estimated construction costs are in the region of £50m.
The new development, located at the head London’s Royal Victoria Dock, received unanimous consent from the London Borough of Newham.
Under the submitted plans, the currently disused site will be transformed into a glass clad, twin tower development of studio, one, two and three bedroom homes.
Designed by CZWG Architects, the 24 and 23-storey towers will be built on a round about site at the entrance to London’s Royal Victoria Docks.
The building design ensures the maximal use of internal space for all of the homes, as well as access to balconies, while amongst the shared facilities are a residents’ lounge, gymnasium, and a business lounge.
The landscape of the site will be transformed into communal gardens and play spaces. There will also be a car park and cycle spaces, concealed under the landscaped ‘hill’ on which the towers and gardens will stand on.
In the near future The Royal Docks area will undergo significant regeneration in terms of civil and structural engineering. While ABP set to invest £1 billion in the new Asian Business Port at the nearby Royal Albert Dock, the completion of Crossrail in 2018 will increase connectivity with Central London, making it easier for commuters to get to the city centre within a few minutes.
Construction works are expected to begin in Mid-2014, with Carillion selected as a contractor.
Steve Sanham, development director at HUB Residential said:
“We are delighted to have received consent from the London Borough of Newham for our landmark Hoola development. We see the current regeneration going into Royal Docks area making a new eastern hub in the capital – and we are excited to be part of that.
“To help support that regeneration, we believe new housing should be customer driven, reflecting both the aspirations and price points of workers in London. A new model and standard for home design in the capital needs fresh thinking and ideas at every stage of the process.”
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